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York

Posted by on 30, Apr 2021 in 2021 - Ipswich to Scotland, Tandems, Tilly the Tandem, UK | 0 comments

York

York Minster Someone’s done the decent thing and put the Town out of their misery Entering Yorkshire from Lincolnshire for us seemed a little odd. We always think of Yorkshire as being way up north, but in fact it joins Lincolnshire just south of Goole. We cycled into Goole through “Britain’s Premier Inland Port” with all of one ship in the Dock and onto the pedestrianised High Street for a coffee stop. The weather has been great for the last day or so and the sunshine and cold had people wrapped up to the nines but happily filling the street cafes but the thing that...

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Heading North…

Posted by on 23, Apr 2021 in 2021 - Ipswich to Scotland, Tandems, Tilly the Tandem, UK | 3 comments

Heading North…

On our rest day we decided to cycle into Peterborough, sans Panniers which felt really strange as Tilly handles so much better when fully loaded than empty. It’s quite the opposite of what you’d expect, but obviously she loves touring too. Peterborough really shocked us for its cycle infrastructure. Loads of dedicated cycle paths, with adjacent pavement, flyovers and flyunders across the big roads, cycle traffic lights all very European. The city itself though was surreal with the post lockdown queues for Primark being so long we actually couldn’t see Primark anywhere, it...

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The Cambridgeshire Alps

Posted by on 17, Apr 2021 in 2021 - Ipswich to Scotland, Tandems, UK | 1 comment

The Cambridgeshire Alps

Day two started bright and sunny and we hurtled along BMW alley to get off the stretch as soon as possible and on to some quieter back roads. Mission accomplished but the worrying thing was despite us alledgely heading to Scotland the signs for London kept getting nearer… Eventually we turned North and headed over the Cambridge Castle Camps ‘Pass’. I say ‘pass’ as we are, as many will know, Hill Averse and our route somehow managed to pick the highest point in Cambridgeshire for us to traverss, all 128m of it! OK, we’re officially wimps and God knows how...

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